KU's occupational therapy programs are nationally recognized for excellence as a leader in education and research in the field. The Department of Occupational Therapy Education resides in the KU School of Health Professions and is located on the KU Medical Center campus in Kansas City, Kan. The department offers three degree programs:
This year, the new clinical doctorate in occupational therapy replaces the long-time master's degree at KU. The first OTD class begins summer 2019. Applications are accepted Aug. 1-Dec. 1. Learn about admission requirements and how to apply.
Students wanting to enter the profession of occupational therapy enter this 3-year graduate degree program after acquiring a bachelor's degree at KU or another institution. Graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination to obtain OT licensure. >> MOT program details
This online doctoral program is designed for practicing occupational therapists who want to pursue the highest level of advanced practice. A degree in occupational therapy from an accredited program, a master’s degree, and current license to practice as an occupational therapist are required for admission. >> OTD program details
Ph.D. in Therapeutic Science With an emphasis on understanding the consequences of health conditions for the person, rather than the health condition itself, therapeutic science is an interdisciplinary program that involves faculty in a variety of departments and schools across the University of Kansas. >> Ph.D. program details
Accreditation and Student Outcomes
KU's Master of Occupational Therapy program is currently accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education. Details
Jul 18, 2018